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    let in flush with the pannelling

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from Huxley’s “Crome Yellow”?

    It was just an ordinary door let in flush with the pannelling.

    flush = so as to be even, in one plane, or aligned with a margin

    let in flush with the pannelling = placed on the same level with the pannelling of the wall so as to make the door quite untoceiable

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 22-May-2010 at 06:15.

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    Re: let in flush with the pannelling

    The correct spelling is panelling.
    'let in flush' sounds strange to me.
    I'd say, 'installed flush with the panelling'.

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    Re: let in flush with the pannelling

    Typo for "set in"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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